Gene Castillon

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Eugene H Castillon, known as Gene was born August 19, 1945 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Gene went to college at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio where he joined Ring 71 of the IBM.

After graduating from Xavier University in 1967 with Honors A.B. in Latin and English Literature, Gene remained in Cincinnati as a graduate assistant and then full time instructor at Xavier University until drafted into the Army in 1969.

After his Army service, Gene returned to New Orleans in late 1971 where he met and became friends with Jon Racherbaumer

In 1973, Gene joined with Michael Dubreuil and started "Exclusive Magic" mail order business selling their original magic tricks.

In August 1974 Gene began to work at Power Structures. Inc., a steel fabrication plant in Belle Chasse, Louisiana. At one time, four magicians were all employed there: Roland Hurley, Marvin Johnson, Michael Dubreuil and Gene. Gene remained working there for twenty years.

In the 1990s, Gene was employed at the Culinary Institute of New Orleans at The Chefs Table Restaurant as Chief Accountant and Operations Manager. He taught magic to the Director of The Culinary Institute to use on television appearances and for cooking demonstrations.

Contributions

  • Kabbala Vol. 2, No. 3, March 1972
    • Monte Madness
    • Ladies Sing the Blues
    • Jackpot
  • Kabbala Vol. 2, No. 5, May 1973
    • Gourmet Slide Aces
  • Kabbala Vol. 3, No. 1, January 1976
    • The Lady Stretches
  • Kabbala Vol. 3, No. 4, April 1976
    • The Spirit Count (Eugene Castillon)
    • The Floating Phase (with Jon Racherbaumer)
  • Kabbala Vol. 3, No. 5, May 1976
    • Magnetic Marlo Meets Okito
  • Kabbala Vol. 3, No. 10, October 1976
    • Colorful Cannibals
  • Lost Pages of Kabbala Vol. 2, No. 10, October 1981
    • Colorful Cased-in Transpo
  • Lost Pages of Kabbala Vol. 2, No. 12, December 1981
    • 7-Up Float Treatment - Sponge Ball Method
  • The Last Hierophant June 1980.
    • Capturing MacDonald
    • Castillon's Olram Aces
  • Sticks & Stones: No. 5, May 1977
    • Tally-Hokum
  • Sticks & Stones: No. 15, March 1978
    • Fourtold Four-fold From Scratch
  • Sticks & Stones: No. 23, November 1978
    • Missing In Action 1
    • Missing In Action 2

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